Halloween Cocktails for 2015

by Aisha Farndon on 25/09/2015

Halloween is just around the corner, so if you want to be the ultimate Halloween hostess, cast your eyes over these spellbinding cocktail recipes. 


1. Glow in the Dark Cocktails

Found on sheknows.com

A light up cocktail is pretty cool, though if it’s a heaving party it might be best to try this one early doors!

Ingredients: (serves 10)

  • 285 ml vodka
  • 710 ml tonic water
  • Water flavouring – pick your favourite!
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Pour ice cubes into tumblers around half way up, then add the vodka and tonic water with a few drops of your favourite flavouring in each drink.
  2. To turn this into a Halloween cocktail, turn off all of the lights and then shine a blacklight onto the drinks, which will glow (as a result of the tonic water).


2. Mr Hyde Potion Cocktail

Recipe from HGTV.com

This concoction of a cocktail may take just over 10 minutes to prepare but it’s well worth the look on their faces as you bring out drinks that are the equivalent of Heston Blumenthal’s marvellous food wonderrs. This time it’s Mr Hyde’s wicked creation and it’s got the kick to get everyone into the party spirit!  For the full recipe and method go to HGTV.com.


3. Halloween Punch

Found on bbc.co.uk 

This Halloween punch cocktail recipe is super-easy to follow and it also staves off your guests’ munchies too!

Ingredients:

  • 500ml cranberry juice

  • 1.5 litres lemonade

  • the juice of 3 limes

  • a large handful gummi worms

  • vodka to your preference!

Directions:

Easy  – throw all the juices together in a punch bowl and then  add the worms on the side for effect.


4. Vodka Eyeball Jelly Shots

They may not be a Halloween cocktail as such…but we couldn’t pass up these super-impressive vodka eyeball jello shots. With a  handy video tutorial by the guys over at drinklab.org, there’s no reason not to have a go.

 

5. Pumpkin Pie Martini

Recipe from grinandbakeit.com

Nothing screams Halloween more than a pumpkin! Instead of just decorating

Ingredients:

30 mls Hiram Walker’s pumpkin liqueur

15 mls butterscotch schnapps

15 mls Baileys

15g of  cream

Rim a martini glass with cinnamon sugar and place in the fridge to chill. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then pour in the ingredients and shake. Then simply pour into your chilled martini glass and enjoy!


6. The Brain Cocktail

Found on cookinchchaneltv.com

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 40 ml shot of  peach schnapps
  • 40 mls shot of Baileys Irish cream
  • A dash of grenadine
Directions 
Pour all of the peach schnapps into a cocktail glass, then slowly add the Baileys and top with the grenadine.


7. The Polyjuice Cocktail

Recipe from cookingwithcurls.com

Any Harry Potter fans in the house? There’s bound to be some, so why not make their day with this Polyjuice cocktail?

Ingredients:

270 mls  of lime sherbet

2 litres of ginger ale

1 can of pineapple juice

Lemon and lime slices and maraschino cherries to finish slices

Directions:

Pour the lime sherbert in first, then add the ginger ale and pineapple juice. Decorate to taste!

8. Black Widow

Recipe and image courtesy of intoxicology.net

This one looks as deadly as its namesake!

Ingredients:

60 mls of Blavod vodka
90 mls of  cranberry juice

Directions:

Fill a highball glass with ice, pour in the cranberry juice and then float the vodka on the top.


9. The Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Recipe from thejewelsofny.com 

Any cocktail that smokes always goes down a hit at parties and the absinthe is sure to set the party on fire!

Ingredients (serves one):

15 mls absinthe

60 ml mezcal

30 ml St. Elizabeth allspice dram

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Rosemary sprig, to garnish

Directions

Coat a rocks glass with absinthe by swirling it round in the glass, then getting rid of any residue.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and then add the mezcal, St. Elizabeth and 2 bashes of bitters. Set up another glass of ice and strain the cocktail into it. For the finishing touch, light the rosemary with a lighter until it’s smoking and then place in the glass.